There are many different sizes of mattresses available in the market and it can become quite overwhelming on what to choose. A 12 inch mattress, for an example, can be either a king or queen size. Size matters, choose wisely. To top it many retailers don’t sell standard sizes which further complicates things. The foremost thing to consider while researching about the mattress sizes is to determine the room size and then think about the space that is needed and your other requirements. Here is a list of all the sizes commonly available in the market and also their dimensions.
Single beds: The single beds are also known as twin beds and create some confusion among shoppers. The twin bed is two single beds put together and is common in hostels, hotels and in a kid’s bedroom and can also be used by a single adult to sleep alone but there will not be much room to move around. The standard dimension for a single bed ranges from 72”*30” and can increase up to 78”*42”. The room size ideal for this mattress size is 7*10 foot.
Double bed: A double bed is also called as a full-size bed and is 18 inches wider than a single bed with the length varying from 72” to 78” depending on the manufacturer. The standard size for a double bed is 72”*48” and the longest double bed is 78”*48”. The single bed may be a little short for an average adult but the double bed is good for a single adult to sleep with enough space. It can also be shared by a couple but there will be very little personal space for both of them making it tight to sleep on it. It is a good choice to invest in a double bed in your child’s room as they will not be able to easily outgrow this mattress and also gives them enough space to sit or read on it. The ideal room size for a double bed mattress is 10*12 foot.
Queen size mattress: The queen-size mattress starts from 72”*60” and can go up to 78”*66”. It is wider and longer than a double bed and these added dimensions provide more space to sleep in comfort. It is best suited for couples and is also the most sold mattress in the market. Couples who do not require enough sleeping space or do not have enough space in their bedroom opt for this. The minimum room size for a queen bed is 10*10 foot.
King size mattress: The king-size mattress ranges from 72”*72” to 78”*72”. It is a good 12 inches wider than a queen bed and couples who sleep on it get enough personal sleeping space but the downside is that the bedroom should be large enough to accommodate it. It is also perfect for people who are largely built and need space to move around. The ideal room size for a king-size mattress is 10*12 foot. Another consideration to make is to find if the mattress will fit through the doors and stairwells.
Custom size: There are many mattress manufacturers like Wakefit who make customized beds to suit your requirements like making a mattress wider or longer and also according to the room size.
If you are shopping for a new mattress before you go ahead first you should figure out if the one you are currently sleeping in has enough space for everyone who sleeps on it which can include pets and kids. If the mattress is too big then there is no room for other furniture and if it too small then you can’t sleep comfortably on it. Also, check the return policy of the retailer so that you can get refunds in case you have to return it.